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Angela & Ryne
Thank you for reading this to try to get to know us. We want you to know that you are the bravest person we know. You are special to us and always will be. We are both very open and nonjudgmental people. Your baby will be worshiped and will always know how loved they are from all parents in his or her life. I love being a mother. Ryne does not have any children but we have known from the start we wanted to have a family together and have a lot of love to give. We have a very supportive, loving and funny family that is more than ready to spoil a child. We would be honored if you would consider us.
With love from,
Angela & Ryne
Hi, I’m Angela. I am a mother and wife. I work in the medical field for a wheelchair company. I fight insurance companies if a child’s equipment is denied. I work with seating specialists and physical or occupational therapists to help provide custom equipment for disabled children. I am a main contact for Children’s Hospitals in our area for our company. I work from home and I love what I do!
I was raised by divorced parents, we were with our Mom through the week and Dad and Stepmother on the weekends. I had the best Stepmom! My parents were great parents and I wouldn’t of changed a thing with my childhood. I have 2 biological brothers and 2 step brothers, being the only girl they taught me to be tough.I truly believe I was put on this earth to be a mother, it is my passion. Doing anything with my son or my husband is a plus! I love being active, going to the Zoo, I enjoy decorating our home, I love planting and working in our landscaping. I also enjoy real estate and going to flea markets
Ryne said this about Angela:
Angela is the most important person in my life , she is the most selfless person I’ve ever known , she puts everyone before herself in every aspect of life . I truly believe she was put on this earth for the sole purpose of loving and nurturing. Our relationship has and always will be just as easy as taking a breath.
Hello I am Ryne, I am a crew leader for a large painting company. I have been doing this for a living for 18 years. I love interacting with our customers and meeting new people. I enjoy making people laugh, as a matter of fact I have done stand up comedy.
Music is very important to me, I play the drums and have been in a couple bands. I played hockey in college and still love to get out on the ice when I can. I duck hunt in the fall regularly, and I enjoy being outdoors, from being in our pool with family to just hanging in the garage. Playing darts is another past time, I have a dart machine in our garage, which is another hangout area in our home.
Family is the most important part of life for me. I was raised by divorced parents and I want different for my children. My Mom and Dad were awesome parents. I saw my dad on weekends. I have 2 younger siblings, my brother, Sam and sister, Maris, were my favorite part of my childhood. They taught me about the importance of taking care of family. I was their protector and they showed me I wanted to be a father someday.
Angela said this about Ryne:
Ryne fills our home with laughter, he makes me feel so loved always. He’s a great provider, husband and stepdad. He puts family first without a second thought. I can’t imagine my life without him.
Why Are We Adopting?
We knew very early in our relationship we wanted to have children together. Since we were friends first, we knew a lot about each other, and that was a main thing we had in common.
In the six years we’ve been together we have had 6 miscarriages. There has been challenges and up and downs but those situations made us stronger as a couple and as a family. Adoption is where our journey has led us and we couldn’t be more excited to add to our family.
Angela has a child from a previous marriage, and it has been a true blessing to see him grow into a teenager. Ryne is an amazing stepfather and they have their very own strong bond. There are no doubts we can and will make a great parenting team to another child.
WE WILL WORSHIP THIS CHILD IN THE SAME WAY WE WORSHIP OUR SON, AND WE PLAN TO BE VERY OPEN
WITH DISCUSSING ADOPTION WITH HIM OR HER, ALWAYS.
Meet Our Son Lucas
Lucas is 17 years old
Lucas is a senior in high school this year. He’s very easygoing, hilarious and such a loving kid. He is a great student and recently got accepted into 3 big Universities and will start college in August. Lucas is very supportive of our adoption plans. He’s excited to become a big brother even with a big age difference.
Lucas plays lacrosse through his school, we try not to miss any games. We love to watch him play. He’s been playing since he was in 4th grade. When he was younger playing this sport really brought out his personality.
Lucas is co-parented by us, and his father and step-mother. We all work together to attend his games, and
went on college tours together, we had a great time!”
Meet Our Animals
Our dogs are important to us, they are our family. We buy them Christmas presents every year! They are crate trained, well-behaved, are great with children, and have never been aggressive with anyone.
SID, GOLDEN LAB MIX. HE’S 6.
Sid is named after Sidney Crosby, a
NHL hockey player. We always say he’s
human, he has such reactions to things.
He makes us laugh every day. He’s
great with kids and he loves everyone.
BRUNO, BORDER COLLIE MIX. HE’S 9.
Bruno is super laid back, kinda lazy even. Sid does bring out the puppy in him every now and then. He’s very smart and loves feeding time. Lol
WE love our home and put a lot of love and care into it. This is the house that I (Angela) grew up in along with my brothers. My mother grew up in this house also with all of her siblings. My mom bought this house from her mother and we bought this house from my mother. So it’s been in the family since it was built.
Almost every room has been remodeled. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs. Of course the baby will be upstairs with us. There are 2 bathrooms also. 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. Our backyard is our
sanctuary, we love being outside and taking care of our yard.
Our Parenting Plan
Because Ryne grew up with younger siblings, he always helped with feeding, changing diapers and babysitting when needed, his taking care of them created a special bond. We love all of our friends’ babies and children. Ryne is always first in line to hold the babies lol. (Pics of Ryne below as a kid with his siblings) Me being a mother already, my parenting style is honest, I will get down on their level and talk to him or her and explain. We always will want the child to learn and grow to be independent, but also give the child space to make their own decisions. I’d say it’s all about choosing our battles. Ryne will be a parent that uses humor to make things light when they can be but will be very hands on as well.
I love sports, whether it’s watching our son play lacrosse, fishing, golfing with Ryne and Lucas (I drive the golf cart lol) or going to STL Blues Hockey games. We do that quite often!
Being with my family is a favorite activity! I enjoy doing anything active, and I have been working alongside Lucas, who lost some weight in a healthy way, so we spend time together outdoors or exercising.
I spend lots of time in our backyard and planted banana trees by the pool last summer! It has been so fun to watch them grow and flourish.
I love to travel with my family. We have been to Tennessee, New York, Maine, Texas, and Florida, and this summer we are going to Michigan.
I love to be outdoors, golfing, working in the yard, swimming in the pool, or making a bonfire in the backyard.
I played hockey in college and my favorite team is the St. Louis Blues so we have the games on at home and watch them as much as possible.
I cannot wait to share my passion for cooking and listening and playing music with my future child.
We try to travel as a family as much as we can. There is a picture of Lucas and Ryne eating pizza in New
York, he’s obessesed with New York style pizza. He loves to cook for his family also.
Music is a huge part of his life, playing the drums or going to concerts. He’s now learning to play the keyboard. He talks often about being able to share his passion’s with a child.
Angela was baptized but is not a practicing Catholic. As a child, she went to a nondenominational church
on Sundays with her grandmother, and sang, it was a highlight of her childhood.
Ryne was not raised in a church or with a certain religion. We both believe in God and feel it is important to be good humans and use the morals we were taught as children. We don’t see church as the only way to
pray and believe God hears our prayers everywhere.
Meet Angela's Family
ANGELA’S EXTENDED FAMILY
next picture is my Father and Stepmother. My Father was a very loving Dad. He taught me a lot and he was so funny. My father passed away about 5 years ago. I still pick up the phone to call him. I miss him everyday. My Stepmom is an amazing person and was great to us growing up.
ANGELA’S EXTENDED FAMILY
My family is pretty close. With my Aunts and cousins we still get together for birthdays, special occasions and holiday’s. I share a special relationship with my cousins.
Meet Ryne's Family
Ryne’s Mom and Dad are his best friends. They talk everyday. The first picture is with his Father at our wedding. The picture on the right is his Mother and Stepfather. He enjoys going to concerts and hockey games with his Dad. His Mom shares the love of laughter with Ryne, those two are always laughing or making other people laugh. We spend most weekends in the summer with his Mom in our pool. She and Ryne’s Stepfather live streets away from us.
RYNE’S EXTENDED FAMILY
Ryne’s sister and brother are everything to him, in the picture above is his brother, sister, cousin, Mom, Aunt and my self with Ryne. We have so much fun when we are all together.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us and considering us to be your child’s adoptive parents. It is truly an honor. I hope this book has given you a glimpse of how much we love each other and what a loving home we have.
This is a humbling experience for us and we will offer you any support we can to help you through this process. We will always admire your strength and courage.
We are willing to do proceed with whatever level of openess you are comfortable with, whether it be open, semi open or a closed adoption . We can send pictures, updates and letters. As this child grows we will explain how they became to be a part of our family, to be very open and honest. We can read books about adoption to him/her to help also.
It is important to us to give him/her their background and to know their cultural roots and where they come from. We will be sure to educate ourselves and our family on all heritages and history of all races. Most importantly, we promise to love, give hugs everyday and support them through their passions in life, whatever
that might be, and he or she will always be loved from all parents.
With Love ALWAYS
Angela and Ryne